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In Topic: 2012 Focus Zetec S 180 Ecoboost Remapping

23 August 2012 - 09:03 PM

This is all good to know as I'm getting my 182 titanium x start of October and my current mountuned st won't read an average of any more than 30mpg so if my new car can get into the high 30's even into 40 then I will be well chuffed, has anyone looked into aftermarket cat back systems yet.

Not looked at exhausts but www.sp-tuning.co.uk will do a re-map for £350. I don't have any possible bhp and torque figures but "Jamie" at sp said that model of engine should do well when mapped.

In Topic: 2012 Focus Zetec S 180 Ecoboost Remapping

23 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

Thats a shame to hear about your mpg issues! was a bit dubious reading about this the day before i picked mine up but its been creeping up and currently gone past 37mpg.
I have only had it a week and done 350 miles so will have to see how that pans out!

I have to admit that my mpg is finally creeping up!
I've done 4345 miles and it's now showing an average mpg of 37.6 at 23 mph.
Now i have regularly re-set the mpg and mph readings to get an accurate reading.
Just thought i'd give an up-date! :-)

In Topic: 2012 Focus Zetec S 180 Ecoboost Remapping

21 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

Is there much difference in price from the Focus Zetec S 180 to the Titanium??
Just to add that i'm unlikely to buy another Ford after the lies and subsequent wriggling out of the issue and responsibility Bristol Street have shown !
The official stats on mpg are 47. Mine has never been above 34 in 2700 miles! And generally sits about 33 mpg. The situation is made worse by the fact that there is little power below 4000 rpm, but i went ahead with the purchase as i was convinced it would only get better.
Anyhow, i would advise those that are thinking of buying the Zetec S 180 petrol to think hard about it and whether you could live with a real life mpg of an mpg sp low!!
For anyone that is interested, i'm not the only one in this situation and you can read abit more by clicking on the below link.

In Topic: 2012 Focus Zetec S 180 Ecoboost Remapping

14 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

running in still has to occur to some degree

The rings will have sharp edges. The castings will be tight in there bearings etc etc

This is one reason why mpg tends to get better slowly

Where in worcestershire are you


Just looked at your location Jamie. Thats spooky as i live just outside Evesham, in Offenham.

In Topic: 2012 Focus Zetec S 180 Ecoboost Remapping

14 June 2012 - 07:33 PM


I would not expect a new engine to reach its potential for at least 5000-10000 miles

Everything has to be run in gradually.

Tuning an engine when its only a baby will rip run it in rather than gradually.


Thanks for the imput Jamie.
I've heard similar but different stats.
The dealer said new cars don't need to be "run in" but should reach there maximum potential within 1500 to 2000 miles.
I suppose everyone has there own opinion about the "bedding in/running in"
I will certainly be taking the car back for inspection!